Early representations

The history of astronomy is rich with information and artistry.  Publications such as the ones highlighted in this exhibit not only helped enrich human knowledge, but also inspired thought, wonder and imagination.   These publications, with their incredible images, have stood the test of time and remain magnificent works of art.

Exhibit Poster

Image from: Wright, Thomas. 1750. An original theory or new hypothesis of the universe, founded upon the laws of nature, and solving by mathematical principles the general phænomena of the visible creation; and particularly the via lactea. London: Printed for the author. Special Collections Research Center, University Of Chicago.  QB 42 W93 1750